Sept. 27, 1919 - Jan. 12, 2002
Lawrence “Larry” Jobe, 83, was born in Corning to Maurice and Agnes Jobe.
A long-time resident of Paradise, he was raised west of Orland, graduating from the eighth grade at Floyd School in a class of two, and then later from Orland High School.
During World War II he served as a civilian equipment operator in the Aleutian Islands.
Early in his life, he was in the logging business and then later went into the business of leasing water trucks for construction work.
He was a charter member of the Masonic Lodge in Covelo, later transferring to the Paradise Lodge. He was known locally in Paradise as the owner of a 1914 American LaFrance fire engine that appeared annually in the Gold Nugget Paradise.
He also was involved most of his life in aviation; flying both for business and pleasure.
He is survived by brothers, John A. Jobe of Orland and Roger D. Jobe of Willows; sisters, Merice J. Jess of Maryville and Joyce C. Hills of Orland.
Hazel Foster Jobe, his wife of 54 years, preceded him in death in 1995.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Sunset Cemetery in Corning.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gold Nugget Museum.
Rose Chapel in Paradise made arrangements.
Leroy Miller Jr.
March 12, 1923 - Jan. 11, 2002
Leroy Phillip Miller Jr., 78, moved to Magalia 20 years ago from San Jose.
He was employed at General Motors in maintenance for 28 years.
He was born in Louisville, Ky., to Phillip and Katherine Miller.
Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Alice Virginia Miller, whom he married 37 years ago in Reno, Nev.; sisters, Dorothy Herrera of Paradise and Barbara Jean Eilmas of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, and brother, Milton Miller of Modesto.
Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Magalia Community Church.
Chapel of the Pines is handling the arrangements.
Feb. 20, 1916 - Jan. 10, 2002
Glen W. Perkins, 85, retired as a self-employed salesman for 45 years in the bakery industry.
Before he was self-employed, he worked for Omar, Service and Helms Bakeries in Southern California.
He was born in Boswell, Ind., to John and Nettie Perkins.
Mr. Perkins moved to Paradise in 1981 from Glendale.
He enjoyed golfing and fishing, and was a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by Lois Perkins of Paradise, his wife of 67 years; sons, Larry of Neenah, Wis., Dale of Burbank and Steven of Arlington, W. Virg.; daughters, Donna Dees of Paradise and Sue Lind of Chino Hills, 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. His daughter, Juanita Perkins in 1960, two brothers and two sisters precede him in death.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m., at Paradise Seventh-day Adventist Church Fellowship Center.
Rose Chapel Mortuary made funeral arrangements.
Sept. 24, 1921 - Jan. 10, 2002
Edna Pearl Wheeler Jones, 80, worked in the electronics field for 30 years and retired at the age of 71 from Data Devices, Inc., in Chatsworth. She retired to Paradise in 1992.
She was born in Martha, Okla., to Arthur and Pearl Brooks Sheeler.
Mrs. Wheeler met her true love and life companion, Melvin “Bud” Poole and they spent the last 16 years together.
She, Mr. Poole, and their dog, Panda, enjoyed traveling in their motorhome with the Sierra Ramblers Travel Club.
Mrs. Jones loved visiting family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her companion, Bud Poole, daughter, June Fusfield of American Falls, Idaho; son, Jack Jones of Fairbanks, Alaska; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Her parents, four brothers, and four sisters precede her in death.
In lieu of flowers, celebrate the happy memories that you have of her. She asks that you take good care of her beloved companion, Mr. Poole and her dog, Panda.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at Rose Chapel. Her ashes will be spread over the family plot in Martha, Okla.
Rose Chapel is handling the arrangements.
March 24, 1921 - Jan. 13, 2002
Albert Jacob Machuta, 80, was born in Cleveland to Jacob and Mary Machuta.
Mr. Machuta earned a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1942.
He married Lorraine Doyle in New Jersey in 1943.
Mr. Machuta joined the Army Air Forces in 1943 and was a lieutenant in the Signal Corps division until 1946.
He then was in civil service on the East Coast from 1947 until 1956, working on early radar systems.
From 1956 to 1972, General Electric Corporation employed him in the space systems division where he worked on the first weather satellite.
He was a real estate investor in California and Colorado from 1972 through 2002.
Mr. Machuta lived in Santa Cruz for five years before moving to Paradise two months ago.
He enjoyed fishing and was an avid reader.
His wife, Lorraine of Paradise, and his son, Robert of Magalia, survive Mr. Machuta.
A family service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Case Fund, Case Western Reserve, in Cleveland, in care of Newton-Bracewell Cremation and Funeral Service of Magalia, who are handling the arrangements.
Dec. 13, 1910 - Jan. 12, 2002
Herbert Otto Summer, 91, came to Northern California with his family in 1926. They settled in the Durham Land Colony on Lott Road.
He raised beans with his father, and worked for several ranchers in the area.
He was born in Irvine, to Otto and Emily (Frazier) Summers.
Mr. Summers met Marie Bickford and they were married in 1930. They settled on Lott Road also. She passed away in 1982 after 51 years of marriage.
He worked for Richter Gold Dredging in Downieville; however, returned to Durham for the rice harvest at the E.L. Adams Ranch, and worked there for 26 years, retiring as head troubleshooter.
Mr. Summers later worked as a security guard for Diamond International in Chico, retiring as head guard. During the 1960s, he was active in Boy Scouts. During his work with the boys in Troop 71 of Chico, he achieved the rank of Life Scout at the age of 50.
He then married Lelya Wyghandt and moved to Chico. She preceded him in death three years ago.
Mr. Summers was a member of the Rosicrucian Order of San Jose and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2960 of Paradise for 15 years.
He is survived by his sons, Stanford of Chico, Jack of Auburn, James of Elgin, Ore., and daughter, Elizabeth Davidson of Magalia; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, ten nieces and nephews and extended Donner family members.
A memorial service and celebrationof life will be held Saturday, 1 p.m. at the Aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2960.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fraternal Order of Eagles for the Jimmy Durante Child Abuse Prevention Fund in care of Newton-Bracewell Cremation and Funeral Service who are handling the arrangements.
Sept. 15, 1930 - Jan. 11, 2002
Michael Edward Purpus, 71, was a retired, senior methods analyst for 20 years at Sunkist Growers.
He was born in Cleveland to Darrell and Libby Purpus.
Mr. Purpus graduated in 1948 from Bowling Green University with a business degree.
He grew up in Kansas City, Mo., and moved to Magalia from Mira Loma in 1996.
He enjoyed golfing, loved gardening and working in his yard.
Mr. Purpus was a member of Paradise Pines Golf Club, the United States Golf Associa-tion and SIRS No. 182.
He is survived by his long-time companion, Fleta M. Scammahorn of Magalia; sons, Michael G. Purpus of Bowling Green, Ky., and Dennis W. McAninch of Green River Wyo.; daughter, Michelle Jackson of Independence, Mo.; sister, Patricia West of Las Vegas, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held today, 3 p.m. at Rose Chapel Mortuary.
Contributions may be made to the Paradise Animal Shelter.
Rose Chapel Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
Stephen J. Bass
March 27, 1942 - Jan. 11, 2002
Stephen J. Bass, 59, was employed by McDonnell Douglas prior to his retirement. He was an electrical/ mechanical engineer.
Mr. Bass was born in Seattle and married Dale M. Bergeron May 29, 2001 in Oroville.
He loved wood carving, reading and sailing.
He was also involved in animal husbandry.
He is survived by his wife, Dale M. Bass of Paradise; sons, Chris Bass of Idaho, Stephen Bass Jr. of Lake Forest and Roland Bass of Rancho Marguerita; daughter, Susan Lockner of Meridian, Idaho and 10 grandchildren.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Valley Ridge Hospice in Paradise
Neptune Society of Northern, California, Chico, handled the arrangments.
June 13, 1938 - Jan. 17, 2002
Bill Edwin Donahue, 63, was an independent truck driver for 25 years. He also was a bus driver and custodian for the Paradise Unified School District.
Mr. Donahue was born in Star City, Ark., to Lonnie and Velma Donahue.
He grew up in Chico, and attended Chico schools.
Mr. Donahue served in the United States Navy and when he returned to Chico, he married Shirley Pride who was also from Chico.
He loved truck driving and taught many young friends to drive a truck.
Mr. Donahue loved hunting, fishing, camping, traveling and sports. He attended the Pentecostal Church of God, and also enjoyed spending quality time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Donahue of Paradise; daughters, LeaAnna Seville of Fort Worth, Texas and Rita Ford of Magalia, Loretta Ferguson of Magalia, Trina Tucker of Magalia; sons, Donavon Ferry of Paradise and Michael Mosier of Arizona; sisters, Patricia Miller of Chico and Pearl Derryberry of Chico; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.
Two sisters, Alva Sue Smith and Faye Knight precede Mr. Donahue in death.
Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at the Chapel of the Pines Mortuary.
His final resting-place will be at Glen Oaks Cemetery, Chico
Paradise Chapel of the Pines is handling the arrangements.
April 3, 1941 - Jan. 12, 2002
David Wayne Overton, 60, loved to fish and golf. He was born in Greenville to Bryan and Evelyn Overton.
Mr. Overton was a retired truck driver.
He is survived by his wife, Patty Overton, whom he married in 1962; sons, David E. Overton of Harrah, Okla., Bryan of Sparks, Nev., and Phillip Overton of Iekoa, Wash.; daughter, Peggy Luchini of Klamath Falls, Ore.; one brother, Bruce Overton; four sisters, Patsy Archer, Marjorie Jones, Barbara Holt and Peggy Green, and 10 grandchildren.
Rose Chapel Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
March 31, 1915 - Jan. 20, 2002
Edmund Uradzionek, 76, served in the armed forces from 1942 to 1945.
He retired after 50 years as an auto salesman and manager. Mr. Uradzionek was a resident of Paradise for 15 years.
Mr. Uradzionek was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Paradise.
His life was centered on his home, his family and his work. He was very outgoing, enjoyed being around and talking to people and also enjoyed fishing.
His wife, Barbara Uradzionek of Paradise; sons, Chuck and Louis Uradzionek; daughter, Karen Fedasko; four grandchildren; sisters, Fran Edwards, Marie Cruzen and Barbara Cumings, survive him.
Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Chapel of the Pines Mortuary. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon the same day.
Paradise Chapel of the Pines is handling the arrangements.
March 13, 1916 - Jan. 16, 2002
Pauline Frances Philipp, 85, worked for the United States Government for 25 years as a computer supervisor at Mare Island Navel Shipyard.
She was born in Mansfield, Ariz. to Marshall Little and Beulah Little.
Mrs. Philipp married Robert Philipp in 1973.
She was a past member of Napa Eastern Star and loved gardening and trips to Reno and Tahoe.
Her husband, Robert Philipp of Paradise; son, Robert Philipp of Magalia; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter survive her.
Visitation will be held today at 9 a.m., with services following at 2 p.m. at the Paradise Chapel of the Pines.
Paradise Chapel of the Pines Funeral home handled the arrangements.
Raymond Brown Sr.
Oct. 25, 1925 - Jan. 21, 2002
Raymond H. Brown Sr., 76, was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9300, in Napa.
He served in the United States Marine Corp during World War II and Korea.
He was born in Providence, R.I., to Thomas and Jeanne Brown.
Mr. Brown moved to Paradise nine months ago from Fairfield, and enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing pool, horseshoes and loved to play Canasta.
He is survived by his wife, Mable Brown of Paradise, whom he married in 1948; sons, Raymond H. Brown Jr. of Paradise, Glenn P. of Fairfield and Eric J. of Fairfield; daughters, Dianna M. Juarez of Napa, Betty J. Brown of Benecia, Beverly J. Ferrin of Fairfield and Cheryl A. Pettengill of Napa; brother, George Brown of Oaklawn Beach, R.I.; sister, Jennette Palento of Vermont, 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Rose Chapel Mortuary. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Rose Chapel.
Contributions may be made to the Mrs. Raymond Brown Sr. Memorial Fund, Washing-ton Mutual Savings and Loan in Paradise. Account Number 394-266-2087.
Rose Chapel Mortuary is making funeral arrangements.